Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Tonga instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Tonga, that number is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 95.9% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Tonga, that number is 48.2% of people.

Economy

be 84.3% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Tonga, that number is 1.1%.

be 31.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Tonga, however, that number is 22.5%.

make 37.1% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Tonga, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

Life

be 32.7% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tonga, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 37.0% more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Tonga, there are 22.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Tonga, 124.0 women do.

be 13.0% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Tonga, it is 99.4%.

Basic Needs

be 37.9% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Tonga, about 40.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 23.5% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Tonga, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 36.5% more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Tonga, that number is 419 km.

Tonga: At a glance

Tonga is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 717 sq km. Tonga - unique among Pacific nations - never completely lost its indigenous governance. The archipelagos of "The Friendly Islands" were united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. Tonga became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900; it withdrew from the protectorate and joined the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970. Tonga remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

How big is Tonga compared to El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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